Still, I'm in much, much better shape than anyone else in the therapy gym except the cute guy in his 20's who's recovering from some sports injury. One of his exercises was to stand on one foot, on a therapy cushion, throw a ball at a rebounder and catch it on the way back. They're at least not starting me on that. I just have to stand on one foot on the therapy cushion and not fall over.
"You can touch the barre for balance," the technician told me, "if you feel you're going to fall over. Just don't use the barre to hold you up."
I stood on the cushion, took up my ice dance posture, and raised my left foot. 15 seconds, 3 times. I never touched the barre.
The technician was impressed. "You're doing better than I could," she said.
Well, we all know the reason why, don't we.
|I . am . a . figure . skater!|
(We'll see if I'm this smug when they make me stand on one foot and throw that ball at the rebounder. I can't even catch a ball if I'm standing on two feet!)